If you need to calm your nerves after the Halloween festivities…Join us this weekend 🙂
Sunday, November 2, 2014
This workshop will be a panel discussion with some of Portland’s women of color artists/activists.
Tonya Jones is originally from Arkansas. She created the Women of Color Zine Workshops after noticing a lack of diversity at the Portland Zine Symposium. Besides making zines, Tonya has been collaborating with Black women activists to build a new PDX Black Feminism group. She enjoys reading, cooking (mac & cheese is her specialty!), and traveling.
Jamondria Harris is a poet/artist/musician/activist/anti-kyriarchal autodidact living in portland oregon. She was a member of Decolonize PDX, is affiliated with NWAPOC and has given multiple workshops on decolonization & anti-racism/anti-kyriarchy. She has curated multiple creative events, the most current of which are the afro-futuristic/afro-surrealist performance series ‘Solar Throat’, & ‘illume:the reading at mother foucault ‘s’, starting later in november.
Tessara is a poet and educator who uses the sharing of stories to build community, create understanding, and stimulate change. In addition to serving as the coordinator for Portland State University’s LGBTQ2+ Speaker’s Bureau, Tessara is a student at PSU, a participant in the Black Girl Dangerous Editor-in-Training Program, a story catcher for the Vanport Multimedia Project, a freelance-writer and editor, and a social justice educator. Bringing a passion to change the world into all of this work, Tessara believes it is the poet’s job to bring out both the struggle and beauty in life.
And see the full lineup of art, comedy, live music and performance happening for the festival on our website: http://sirennation.org/
Workshops are Sponsored by Bitch Magazine